Review of Air Canada Express - Sky Regional flight Toronto Chicago in Business

Flight AC515
Class Business
Seat 1D
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 07 May 18, 21:00
Arrival at 07 May 18, 21:30
A1 7 reviews
Injian13
By 790
Published on 29th May 2018
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It’s that time of the year again where I razzle and dazzle Mrs.I with another first class adventure for our anniversary trip. We loved our 2 days in Singapore so much last year that we decided to go back and spend more time just eating and eating some more plus have some beach time somewhere. Based on the points collected so far, the itinerary was kept simple and ended up as follows:

AC J – YYZ-ORD
CX F – ORD-HKG
CX J – HKG-SIN
Singapore – 2 nights at the Four Points Sheraton
MH Y – SIN-KUL-LGK
Kuala Lumpur – 1 night at the Westin
Langkawi – 3 nights at The Andaman resort
MH Y – LGK-KUL-SIN
Singapore – 5 nights at the Sheraton Towers
CX J – SIN-HKG
Hong Kong – 2 nights at the Sheraton Kowloon
CX F – HKG-ORD
AC Y – ORD-YYZ

Simple, right?

Ok, intro done. Lets fly.

The trip started off with amazing weather and the luck just kept rolling on. Made it to Pearson with zero traffic.

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The check-in area had minimal activity going on with a painless self check-in and bag tag. On the other hand, the agent scanning the bags did have his hands full with all kinds of idiots not knowing how to tag their bags, not printing their tags or just standing in the wrong queue altogether and this delayed the entire line up of people just wanting to drop their bags off and go. Had to sympathize with him though as he was doing his best to help said idiots and when we got to the front, he joked with us that it was that kind of day. LOL.
The line up at security was virtually non-existent and we got through US immigration in record time. Once through, we made our way to the PP lounge was a quick bite.

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A nice view this evening with EK242 being towed to the gate for the flight back to Dubai.
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We eventually made the long walk to gate F32 to board our flight to ORD. As we lined up for boarding, I got a call from my mother-in-law (who was in a very good mood) and she got us upgraded to J. We got our new passes from the gate agent and headed into the tube.

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Very comfy for the 1.5 hour flight tonight.


The FA working J noticed my BP on the centre console and welcomed me … “Mr.I, welcome board, we have been expecting you … Please let me know if you need anything. Also, you are most welcome to visit the flight deck.” LOL, well don’t mind if I do. The best part – she didn’t even bat an eyelash towards Mrs.I. We could not giggling after the FA went back to the door. When there was a break in the line up, I took the opportunity to visit the flight deck and introduced myself to the captain and first officer. Pretty awesome to be sitting upfront.

While I was up at the flight deck with the first officer, the captain came out to chat with Mrs.I and welcome her on board. She was delighted to get some attention. :)

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Look straight out.

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Back at my seat looking out.

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Boarding, pushback, taxi and take off were all on time and smooth.

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Choice of drink tonight was a nameless sauvignon blanc and chocolate/protein bars for a snack. No menu. 

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Landing at ORD was a standard affair. Collected our bags, made our way to the shuttle bus pick up point where we headed to the Four Points Sheraton.



Next up – CX F to HKG plus The Wing First Class Lounge.
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Verdict

Air Canada Express - Sky Regional

7.5/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment7.5
Meal/catering5.0

Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures T1)

7.9/10
Comfort9.0
Meal/catering7.5
Entertainment7.5
Services7.5

Toronto - YYZ

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Chicago - ORD

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

A very straight forward flight with no issues to complain about. Was a bonus getting upgraded and it made the in flight experience better than expected.

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